I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Terribly Sophisticated Blender Almond Torte

I've made this cake many times and it is always well liked.
A light and easy ending to a meal.  And for those of you concerned about gluten, there's only 2 tbsps of flour in this recipe.  Although I've never tried it, I'm pretty sure you could substitute that for another more tolerated flour.

4 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup whole almonds (brown skin on)
2 tbsp flour
2  1/2 tsp baking powder

Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans, greased and lined with wax or parchment paper.

In a blender, combine eggs and sugar until smooth.

Add almonds, whole, and blend until nuts are very finely ground. (Don't start with ground almonds, it doesn't turn out the same) Now add flour and baking powder.
Pour batter into pans, bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Let cakes cool 5 minutes.

Turn out and cool completely before icing with Terribly Sophisticated Mocha Whipped Cream Frosting.  

Terribly Sophisticated Mocha Whipped Cream Frosting

1  1/2 cups whipping cream  (375 ml)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsps vanilla
1 tbsp instant coffee
Grated chocolate to garnish

Combine all in a large bowl and beat with mixer until stiff peaks form.
Garnish with grated chocolate. Makes enough for a 2-layer round cake.

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